About your Search

20120925
20121003
STATION
WTTG 12
LANGUAGE
English 12
Search Results 0 to 11 of about 12
dignitaries cut a piece of crime scene tape to officially open the new lab. >> forensic sciences will specialize particularly in dna testing, firearms and fingerprints and will have a fully functioning public health lab as well. >> reporter: gone are the days when evidence collected from rape victims sat on shelves untested and dna from cold cases went unanalyzed. >> it was a lot of work and i lot of advocacy. but can i tell you why i'm really here? i'm here for the moms of homicide victims who they labored so long and so hard to try to get this lab built and victims of sexual assault who were victimized twice when their rape kits weren't tested. >> reporter: kathy patterson help put the lab's initial pieces in place. first two floors of the building house the crime lab where firearms will be tested and fingerprints examined. the dna lab, which for the last two years occupied space in lorton, now has a permanent home. an entire floor will house the city's morgue where autopsies will be done. there is even a toxicology lab. >> to reduce this to what it is all about, it is more lik
-changing high-tech world. >> the science has grown dramatically in the last 20 years. and it will be a gradual transition. but i think it's the way yes we have to do. it is the way of the future. and with the science advancing as rapidly as it is, i think it makes good sense. >> reporter: lanier praises the current officers who will get other uniform duties. the new $220 million headquarters of the city's chief medical examiner and state-of-the-art laboratories for crime scene analysis. it's due to open on monday and expected to improve police and prosecution work on thousands of cases. the chief medical officer responsible for all death investigations also will move from its rundown headquarters near the old d.c. general hospital to the new facility that will be run by a civilian director. but the d.c. fraternal order of police union says the city is making a mistake replacing seasoned sworn officers who know crime scenes. >> unless you're going to replace the experts, and that's what those guys are, experts, with experts, then that's potentially a problem. >> reporter: the union contends the
that suspects will get convicted, but there is good forensic science and it is more likely that innocent people will not be convicted if there is good forensic science and that is what this lab is about. >> and the crime lab is an independent lab and not answering to the chief of police. >> tony williams said it was his vision that got the project off the ground. >> tomorrow marks ten years since the d.c. sniper attacks began during the 3 week spree. the two were captured and convicted. mohammed was executed and roberts is serving a sentence. we covered the story back then, paul, and is there anything that sticks out in your mind. >> the lind -- the murder of linda franklin. a lady going about her business at the home depot, outside with her husband. and then if you recall there was one person who came forward and said he saw the sniper and was lying. and that sends people wondering, what was going on here? it was just such a frightening time. >> i think i remember when this broke and no one knew what was going on, i was sent to the location in aspen hill and i remember in the days afterwards a
with all civilian forensic technicians in a fast-changing high-tech world. >> the science has grown dramatically in the last 20 years. and it will be a gradual transition. i think it's the way we have to go. it is the way of the future. with the science advancing as rapidly as it, i think it makes good sense. >> reporter: lanier praises the current officers who will get other uniform duties. the current chief medical examiner responsible for all death investigations will get moved from the old d.c. general hospital to the new facility that will be run bay civilian director. but the d.c. fraternal order of police union says the city is making a mistake replacing seasoned, sworn officers who know crime scenes. >> unless you're going to replace the experts, and that's massachusetts what those guys are, with experts, then that's potentially a problem. >> reporter: the union contends the city has failed to hire enough officers and is stretching the force to fill vacancies, while many officers quit or retire. >> we're going to continue to lose folks as the conditions inside the agency det
's this big. so at least it's shrinking. >> that is some science right there. >> sometimes it gets down to something that simple. >>> here it is on the radar. earlier, a couple of hours ago, you had areas from frederick to warrenton all the way down south that had the moderate and heavy rain. now it is a much smaller area. you can see it as we go ahead and zoom in. moderate pockets of heavy rain still happening along 29 from columbia to bethesda in d.c., woodbridge, clinton, even diehl. all of that is headed east through areas of anne arundel county and prince george's county over the next hour. rain falling. still have a southwest wind. later today, we'll have more of a westerly wind. that will be as this weather front finally comes through. that is why i think our best chance for afternoon showers and storms will be areas east and along i-95 and down across southern maryland. as far as the weekend goes, a lot of folks asking about the weekend. i think that front will be well south and east. sunshine around the area for saturday. a little area of low pressure on sunday. could bring jus
. >> the original or the newer ones? >> the original. come on, i'm a science person. >> it's hard to get your mind around something that significant, though. it's really crazy. >> spectacular stuff. fortunately, we know you can get your mind around the forecast. >>> i was just outside sampling the air. it's going to be one of those days where your hair does the wonky thing. >> it's already doing it. >> and we've got a little breeze out there too. it's like a damp breeze blowing. not good for hair. as far as today goes, let's head outside. normally, we'd be showing you the sunrise, but now the sun is rising later, setting earlier. in fact, now through march 16th of next year we have less than 12 hours of daylight. boo. that's all i have to say about that. ellicott city, maryland, at 59 degrees. gaithersburg from montgomery county to howard county. reston, virginia, 58 degrees. fort washington, maryland, currently coming in at 63 degrees. temperatures are up from where we've been the last couple of mornings. again, a little breeze out there. some of you may feel just a little chilled. on storm team
of a giant science lab. a tourist was among three people who died from the hanta virus. nine people became infected. scientists are now screening employees at the california park and testing rodents to get a better idea how the disease was transmitted. >>> a man faces charges for causing tense moments for passengers on a plane in midair. >> please help me! please help me! i can't breathe! >> that's the man yelling after fellow passengers restrained him. apparently moments before, he started pacing the cabin, then grabs women and harassed others. this happened on a united airlines flight from chicago to california on tuesday. passengers jumped into action and held the man with a belt until the flight landed. once on the ground, police arrested him. no one was hurt. >>> another united airlines flight had to return to the airport after two flight attendents got into an argument. that plane had just taken off from raleigh, north carolina. the captain asked police to meet them at the gate. just last week, an argument between two flight attendants caused a four-hour delay. >>> a new breakthrough
to go. it is the way of the future. and with the science advancing as rapidly as it is, i think it makes good sense. >> unless you're going to replace the experts -- and that's what those guys are, experts -- with experts, then it's potentially a problem. >> d.c. police says the city has not hired enough officers and has stretched the force too thin. >>> this morning parks and service will announce the contractor picked to repair the earthquake damaged washington monument. the monument sustained serious structural damage in last year's 5.2 magnitude quake. the top of the obelisk has large cracks. the repairs are expected to cost $15 million. the monument won't reopen until sometime in 2014. look for the latest on "news 4 midday" at 11:00 and on our website, nbcwashington.com of. >>> a major casino and gaming company wants to buy a stake in the largest gaming center maryland live. penn national gaming, which also jones rosecroft race way in prince george's county wants to buy a stake in maryland live. penn national has been trying to defeat maryland's gaming bill, and their hollywood casi
team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson. >> it is cool. science is always cool. and the fact we've got fog out. what makes fog form? the clear sky and calm winds. >>> it is pretty calm right now. the rain has moved out. a lot of moisture. that's the area that had the heavy rain. dense fog advisory for fauquier county, spotsylvania county, and off to the west in albemarle county. we're at 63 in fairfax and reston. areas around calvert, 63. franconia, your hometown forecast. 7:00 a.m., still cloud cover around the area. 68 degrees around 7:00. low 70s, some sunshine around noon. after 3:00 today, when you really want to keep an eye on the sky, especially areas south of d.c. around southern maryland over toward rappahannock again, the same areas that had the heavy rain yesterday. 81 with a 40% chance of rain for today. your seven day forecast coming up in a couple of minutes. right now first 4 traffic. >> thanks, veronica. >>> right now tracking breaking news on the roadway. if you're traveling the dulles access road eastbound, still seeing all the eastbound lanes of the access road block
the hall in the science classroom, the normally giggle-indeu giggle-inducing topic of human reproduction turns into a lesson of self control. >> even though there might be some funny stuff here, you know, being able to control the laughing and bringing it back is just as important as any other skill you might ever have in your life. >> self control which is often in really short supply in our society has been proven to be a marker for success later in life. psychologists famously proved that years ago in the hidden camera marshmallow test, one of which is shown here. kids are offered the temptation, the instant gratification of a marshmallow while they're promised seconds if they can just hold off from ringing the bell. >> if you can stay here and wait for me to come back without eating the marshmallow, then you get two marshmallows. >> the kids who were able to marshal their marshmallow self-control and hold out for seconds, would later score about 200 points higher on their s.a.t.s than the kids who gave in. it might just be a marshmallow, it's also a bit of grit in action. >> interest
. >> yeah. >> 17th in science. 14th in reading, and yet the u.s. spends just about as much as any other country per pupil. people are wondering what are we spending our money on then? >> well, you know, part of the problem we've got is we've got a very diverse country compared to some of the smaller countries where all the kids are coming to school pretty well prepared. they are not hungry. they are not poor. in our country, you know, we've got poor kids and some kids who have deep troubles at home, but there's no doubt that we can step up our game, and this is a big argument and a big difference that i've got with governor romney in this election, because they talk a good game about reform, but when you actually look at their budgets, they are talking about slashing our investment in education by 20%, 25%. we've already seen 300,000 teachers that have been fired across the country, and as a consequence class sizes have gone up by 5%. >> let me ask you about no child left behind. the administration has granted waivers to states because congress hasn't amended the law, allows them to not
science at the institute of medicine which determined the appropriate amount of calories. you know, savannah, the white house pints out that most students 850 calories will be enough, and we're talking about fighting incidents of obesity. >> for student athletes if it's a concern they can bring a snack from home. mara schiavocampo, thanks very much. >> coming up next, brian williams with mitt romney talking about what romney would do to fix our schools, right after this. [ phil ] i have a toyota camry hybrid. [ man ] tell me about that. [ phil ] katie and i talked about really committing to making a difference in the amount of gas that we use. she was using 8 to 10 tankfuls. i was using 5 tankfuls. now i use one tankful a month, and she may use about two. it drives like a sports car. it handles very well. people are a little surprised that a hybrid zipped by them the way that i do. [ male announcer ] see phil's story and more at the camry effect. camry from toyota. a kraft homestyle mac & cheese bowl. it's yours for a mere 30 minutes of a pg-13 movie. [ alien noises ] [ male announ
Search Results 0 to 11 of about 12

Terms of Use (31 Dec 2014)